Christine Hamilton

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Christine Hamilton (born November 10, 1949) is a British television personality and author, and the wife of former MP Neil Hamilton. Her forceful personality made her an easy target for cartoonists as the scandals that cost her husband his parliamentary seat seemed endless.

After many years working as secretary to various MPs – including Gerald Nabarro and latterly her husband – she came to wider public attention when she confronted her husband's opponent Martin Bell on Knutsford Heath during the 1997 general election campaign. After the election the Hamiltons appeared together on Have I Got News For You, an appearance that established her as a chat-show personality. Her own television show was a widely acclaimed success and she subsequently appeared on a myriad of programmes including "reality television" programme, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! in 2002.

Along with her husband, Hamilton was arrested in May 2001 by police investigating an alleged rape. Their accuser was later imprisoned for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Her Autobiography (ISBN 1861056702) 'For Better for Worse' was published in 2005. Daily Mail columnist Lynda Lee Potter said of her:

"With more women like her Britain would never have lost the Empire."

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